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ABC
Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
got in japan, power lines restored between all six reactors. but they are not ready to turn on the power just yet. they still need to turn on pumps, motors, and other equipment first. reducing the risk of releasing radioactive steam. it has been 11 days since the biggest earthquake in the history of japan. officials say that the overall number of bodies collected so far stands at 9000. thousands of families are still searching for missing loved ones. >> the sound of cranes and signature -- signals progress. crews lifted debris from the road, residents cleared out homes battered by the tsunami. agents came to collect supplies from offices. this coastal town duwel not come back for years. inside of this evacuation center this woman and her son are not ready to get. she has been searching for her husband. >> he was the only person at home when the tsunami hit. i searched every evacuation center but i still believe that there is a chance he is alive. >> the city has recovered many bodies that have not been identified. the city is putting up these lists of evacuation centers wit
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> turning to japan radiation fears are creating a shortage of milk, toilet paper rice, and water. store shelves are bare one day after health officials warned that iodine levels in the tap water measured more than twice the amount that was safe for babies. the city says the levels have gone back down. the governor of tokyo drank a glass of water in one gulp and said the water tasted good. >>> anti-aircraft fire lights the sky over libya once again. a gaddafi compound has been hit today. u.s. plans to hand over control of the military operation to nato as soon as this weekend. >> for the first time, moammar khaddafi tested no flies on sending a government pilot on a suicide mission. it did not take long for the answer the libyan jet was shot down, french -- by french fighters. that is one reason the french are popular in benghazi. in tripoli the mood of gaddafi supporters remained defiant. >> we are not afraid from anybody. this country is nothing. >> state television broadcast these pictures reporting to show a hospital treating civilian victims of o
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, officers shot. >>> today in japan, a major setback as the country fights to stabilize their nuclear power plant. the prime minister is now calling the situation very grave and serious. a possible leak in the reactor's core could mean more contamination. all work at that plant has stopped today. radiation is turning up in raw milk seawater and vegetables. >>> there is a turning point in libya today. the u.s. has turned command-and- control to nato. the nato is in charge, not all of the enforcers are nato members. >> the united arab emirates announced they are joining the coalition and sending planes to help protect libyan civilians and enforce the no-fly zone. arab leadership and participation is crucial. >> today, france said that libya's air space is under control, but muammar gaddafi continues heading east. nato says it will take over full operational command on sunday evening. coming up, from blizzards to mudslides, the latest spring a theory out west. -- fury out west. >> metro plans to add cameras to all entrances and exits. we have the details coming up. >> what does winter have in
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the nuclear crisis in japan is greeting big concerns about the food supply. officials are testing soil to see if spring farming can begin. so far 99 tested to products have turned up with some of radioactivity. here in the u.s., trace amounts of radiation have turned up in milk samples. the fda says those levels do not represent a public health threat. >>> the u.s. military is sending a marine unit to japan in response to the nuclear crisis. they are expected to arrive on friday. the unit is trained in personal the contamination and will remain on standby near the nuclear plant. the pentagon stresses the crew is only being sent as a precaution. >>> the end is in sight, the message today from virginia's department of transportation to drivers stuck in malls of backup and roadblocks nearly every day. some good news for commuters. >> that is right. the dog released its update today. -- vdot released its update today. this year, it projects will start to bear fruit. >> a lot of crazy people who do not know how to drive. >> vdot says the legendary traffic may start to fizzle away. vdot announced b
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
are making their way but only six customers have been affected by this break. >>> from japan, nuclear radiation concerns are growing from land to the water. safety officials said radiation levels in seawater near the fukushima nuclear complex are more than 3000 times the legal limit. government leaders say marine products are safe to consume because the radioactive iodine will be significantly diluted in the ocean. >>> president obama is speaking right now at georgetown university and later today, he is expected to release a detailed blueprint of the nation's energy policy for the future. moments ago, he made one big announcement about his plans. >>> when i was elected to this office, america imported 11 million barrels of oil a day. by a little more than a decade from now we will have cut that by 1/3. [applause] that is something we can achieve it. >> he said the situation in japan and libya make it clear that america as to focus on cleaner-burning and safer deals altogether. >>> new developments on the crisis in libya. the president of uganda says libyan leader moammar khaddafi can
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
in japan today. people in tokyo are being told not to give tap water to infants. a purification plant shows higher levels of radioactive iodine. the city's weider -- water agencies as it was probably caused by a the crippled power plant which is about 150 miles away. irradiation has already been detected in some vegetables, raw milk, -- radiation has already been detected in some decibels and raw milk. >>> it appears that gaddafi may be looking for a way out while vowing to fight on. >> as coalition air strikes intensified, u.s. officials say american forces in libya will hand over control of the military operations in nato as soon as this weekend. >> we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shake the environment. we will still be in a support role. we will be providing jamming and intelligence and other assets that are unique to us. >> in the capital tripoli gaddafi made his first defiant appearance since the fighting began. we will be victorious, he said. nor do i fear the airplanes that throw but destruction. i am the rightful owner and creator of tomorrow. i am here.
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 12:00pm EST
? >> in 1912, japan gave our country 3000 cherry blossoms. we have closer to 4000 today but 100 of those original trees are still around the capital. every time people see them, their beauty is astonishing. >> i have lived here for 30 years and every year it did -- it is an exciting thing. >> from potomac park to the washington monument, cherry blossoms. >> is beautiful and lovely to see everyone outside and enjoying nature. >> the national cherry blossom festival announced to the peak bloom date for the trees. >> we are forecasting for the peak bloom, march 29 - april 3. >> new arrivals to this year's festival include musical acts like chuck brown and a cherry blossom of the contest. also the japanese street fair will charge admission for the first time, $5. >> in order to keep the quality going and present this type of entertainment that people expect, it helps to get a few dollars to help with those programs that millions of visitors attend the festival each year which translates into billions of dollars in revenue for the city. those here describe it as a rite of passage to this seas
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. >> ok, we will see you then. now we have breaking news out of japan, where there are signs that the nuclear crisis is worsening. minutes ago, officials revealed that plutonium has now been detected in the soil just outside the fukushima nuclear plant. half of the reactors are believed to have partially melted down. newly released video shows smoke billowing from the number two and three reactors, highly radioactive water is leaking uncontrollably into a ditch outside of those reactors and then into the ocean. >> it releases iodine in large quantities. that should be fine in units two and three. i think they have been at low balling the numbers and downplaying the risk. you begin to wonder, have they been operating this nuclear power plant? >> workers are trying to pump up the contaminated water. it must be removed. one expert says it could take weeks, and a tiny traces now of radiation at a spread it to the u.s. east coast. government officials said they have found very small amounts of radiation in the air and rain water in the washington, d.c., region. maryland and virgin
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to remove gaddafi. >>> meanwhile, japan's prime minister says the country is now on maximum alert as it tries to bring its nuclear crisis under control. highly sharks of plutonium is the latest talks said -- highly toxic plutonium is the latest element found in high levels. workers are using sandbags and concrete blocks to stop the water from reaching the sea. >>> locally, police are on the hon for two masked men -- all the hunt for two masked men. this crime has a visitors on edge. >> in this normally quiet and calling garden, a brazen attack in broad daylight. >> it was an expected. >> police say it happened around 5:00 p.m. on monday. authorities say that a man was walking in this garden along the national mall when he was attacked by two masked men. the man, dressed in dark clothing not the man down and went through his pockets. -- knoxcked the man down and went through his pockets. >> this is a tourist. . -- this is a tourist area appeared >> it happen in a very busy section of the national mall. people visiting the national mall today say they still feel very safe in this ar
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